An increasing number of Australians are against women wearing burqas in public, according to a new Roy Morgan poll.

Of the 1,328 Australians surveyed, 55.5 per cent didn't think women should be allowed to wear a burqa in public, a 3.5 per cent increase from 2010.

Those who thought it was permissible (44.5 per cent) were then asked whether women should be allowed to wear the burqa when giving evidence in court. For the second question, 79.5 per cent answered 'no', down from 1.5 per cent since August 2010.

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